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Frank L. Huff Elementary School

Mountain View, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 610


Frank L. Huff Elementary School
253 Martens Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 526-3490
Frank L. Huff Elementary School is located in Mountain View, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews7 Reviews

Awful over 40 + years. They are marginally better now that google has some power over them. I think the teachers bend over backwards for school boards kids and googles kids and the rest of the kids can float in the wind.
This is review from a parent. This school is great. My kid learned in three different bay area elementaries (Cupertino, Santa Clara) and Huff is the best. We've been there for 4-th and 5-th grades. Principal is very responsive, all school activities are very well organized. My daughter started from ELD class and passed exam for regular class. Also I like how they keep ELD kids together with others, not like in other schools where kids are separated and they feel more like isolated and special in a wrong way. Something I don't like - our teacher in 5-th grade (Ms. M) - she was kind of too nice and soft with kids while in my opinion they need more pressure. Her behavior results in less motivation and lower marks. In 4-th grade teacher was completely different - Mr. Kahl. He was reasonably demanding and gave great motivation to my daughter. But anyway Huff was much better comparing to other schools.
Just FYI to new parents. The overcrowding is an major issue. The principal plays pass the buck with answering questions.. It is a he said/ she said game.. The average class size is 24 they claim but what they don't tell you is that they come up with this number by adding K, 1st grade and 2nd grade all together and then dividing. This makes NO SENSE as K is completely different than 1st and 2nd graders so how can they be averaged together. Right now there is a freeze on admitting new students to K and we parents have been told they will not add anymore even when they go up to 1st grade. We will wait and see what happens
I wonder if something has changed w/ the cohort in kindergarten. The classes are overcrowded w/ initially 28/class and now 26-27/class. Half of the kindergarten teachers are teaching their first year in public school--with overcrowded classrooms. Lots of aggressive behavior. School has a no tolerance policy for kicking/hitting incidents that result in injury. But kicking/hitting incidents that don't draw blood aren't even worthy of reporting to the parent because, per a teacher, they happen every day in the classroom and on the playground. This cohort also somehow ended up with an odd ratio of boys:girls 16:10-11 in each of the 4 classrooms.
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